For Kelly Ring, family has always been first

For people lucky enough to know Kelly Ring, they know she is – above all – a mom. FOX 13 viewers have watched her kids grow up, so we wanted to get her family's take on Kelly's career, from her husband of 27 years, Ed, to Clark, Kendall and Raleigh.

FOX 13 Archive: Boys contract HIV through blood transfusions

The Ray family learned their three boys had contracted HIV from blood transfusions and were diagnosed with AIDS. At the time, little was known about the disease, other than it was fatal. FOX 13’s Kelly Ring interviewed the family after they were thrust into the national spotlight and spoke with them again, nearly 40 years later.

Florida family recalls children's AIDS deaths after transfusions

In the late 1980s, little was known about HIV and AIDS. A Central Florida family may have moved public awareness forward after their small children contracted the disease from blood transfusions. They're looking back on their tragedy and the hope they gained for others.

Covering Cuba after the Cuban Missile Crisis

FOX 13's Kelly Ring and a crew of journalists were able to enter Cuba to cover the PanAm Games in the 1990s, but they were also able to cover the conditions of everyday Cubans living in poverty.

Cubans suffered as the PanAm Games played on

In 1991, Cuba was trying to establish normalcy on the heels of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, but people living in the communist country were desperate to be in contact with loved ones in the United States – many in the Bay Area. FOX 13 was able to obtain visas to cover the PanAm Games, however, Kelly Ring and her crew were also able to document the living conditions for Cubans.

From 1989: New WTVT studios

After the original 1950s-era building became a bit cramped, WTVT moved into new studios in 1989. We took the opportunity to highlight our involvement in the community, which is still an important part of our business.

From 1985: Big 13 'specialists'

A series of spots from 1985 that highlight the different beats that our reporters covered at the time. See if you can recognize some of them -- despite their classic 1980s hair.